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Cut and Shaped to Fit: The Gothic Period

continue folding the pleat diagonally down toward the center front of the waist. Pin at the shoulder seam and waist seam. 3. Repeat the pleating process until you have the number and size of pleats indicated in the design. Because your folds will be off grain, you will most likely need to unpin and repin your pleats several times until you are satisfied with the outcome. Don’t get frustrated. The more you do it, the easier it will get. The last pleat should extend beyond the armhole seam to accentuate the width of the shoulders.

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Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

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